[SOLVED] Unable to Initialize SSD. Getting error "A device which does not exist was specified".

Nikos kelidis

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Hello,

I have an 89gb .iso game and I tried to install in my SSD which is not my primary disk.

After some time, I saw that the install was completed (or closed unexpectedly) but when I tried to access folders and files in my SSD, I was always getting the error: A device which does not exist was specified.

I restarted my computer and the disk was missing from "My Computer". I opened the Disk Management and I was automatically prompted to Initialize the disk. I tried to do it but I got the same error A device which does not exist was specified.

After that I tried to format the disk through DISKPART but I got the same error.

How can I format the disk so I can access it again?


Some additional notes:

The boot time has increased dramatically (from 10-15 sec to around 1-2 min).
The disk was working as indented prior to that. Also I think the free space on the SSD before installing the game was smaller than the actual size of the game.


I checked the Event Logger and I have a lot (around 40000) of the following Warnings:
  1. {Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file F:\Mass Effect Legendary Edition\Game\ME2\BioGame\CookedPCConsole\BioD_QuaTlL_502MainLab.pcc. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.
  2. An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.
I have attached an imgur link with printscreens containing the errors.

Printscreens with the errors


PC Specs:
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
RAM: 32.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1430MHz (20-20-21-48)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING (AM4)
Graphics: 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (MSI)
Storage
465GB Seagate ST3500418AS (SATA )
931GB Seagate ST1000DM003-1ER162 (SATA )
0B Seagate ST3500418AS (SATA ) ----> The Disk with the Problem
465GB KINGSTON SA2000M8500G (SATA-2 (SSD))


P.S. Sorry for my English. I am not a native speaker.
 

Nikos kelidis

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I suspected that but I wanted to be sure.

I have the disk for 5+ years so its out of warranty for sure.

Thank you for your reply!

Now I understand the meaning of your Signature Image. 😔
 

USAFRet

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I suspected that but I wanted to be sure.

I have the disk for 5+ years so its out of warranty for sure.

Thank you for your reply!

Now I understand the meaning of your Signature Image. 😔
My one and only SSD death was a 960GB SanDisk. Died at 3 yrs, 33 days.
Absolute sudden death. Nothing I could do would make it reappear.

33 days past the 3 yr warranty.

SanDisk gave me a free replacement anyway.
All 605GB data on it was recovered from my nightly backup routine.


Yep...it has happened to all of us.
Smart people don't let it happen a second time.
 

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